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Haiti prosecutors urge prison for Idaho missionary

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haitian prosecutors say a U.S. missionary should spend 6 months in prison for trying to take 33 children out of the country following the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Prosecutor Sonel Jean-Francois has told a court it is clear Laura Silsby knew she had broken Haitian law. The prosecutor spoke Thursday after the Idaho woman testified on the first day of her trial.

Silsby is charged with arranging illegal travel for her role in trying to remove children to an orphanage she was starting in the neighboring Dominican Republic.

Silsby has been in custody since Jan. 29. Nine other Americans detained with her have been released.

Her time served would count toward her sentence. The trial resumes next week.

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